However, he also suggested ways for consumers to save on gas, regardless of its price, “by using gasoline and other fuels more efficiently.”
Consolidating trips by such means as car-pooling and better errand-planning, is a good way to reduce demand, thus lowering prices, he suggested. Drivers should also drive more slowly, and make sure their cars are in good condition by keeping engines tuned and tires properly inflated, he said.
“Lower speeds increase mileage and enhance safety,” he said.
In the long term, consumers can also plan to purchase more fuel-efficient vehicles, he said, noting that “many conventional vehicles can now go 40 miles on a gallon of gas.”
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Tim Devaney is a national reporter who covers business and international trade for The Washington Times. Previously, he worked for the Detroit News, Grand Rapids Press, Portland Press Herald and Bangor Daily News. Tim can be reached at email@example.com.
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